The Indiana congressman who tangled with Sheriff Lee Baca in March -- he questioned the lawman's ties to an Islamic group -- has resigned after it was revealed that he had an affair with a female aide.
Republican Rep. Mark Souder said he had "sinned against God, my wife and my family by having a mutual relationship with a part-time member of my staff." During a hearing in Washington, D.C. in March the politician questioned Baca's ties to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), calling it one of the Muslim organizations that "do speech that is radical."
The normally cool Baca went off:
" ... For you to associate me somehow through some circuitous attack on CAIR, is not only inappropriate, it is un-American," Baca said. He mentioned his own military service and said that it was important to keep friendly ties with different communities. He later told KPCC (89.3 FM) that "when a member of Congress is that misinformed, you gotta question whether or not they understand what their constitutional obligations are when it comes to public safety."
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It looks like Baca got the last laugh.